I’ve had a lot of occasion this week to think about two small pieces of my personal history: one in which I slapped someone, and one in which someone slapped me. The time I was slapped was a relief. I was in middle school and had been subject to bullying for months. It wasn’t the… Continue reading On violence
I don’t have any opinions to share about Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, Black women’s hair, or alopecia. I don’t know any of the people involved, and I know just enough to know that as a white woman watching the internet television version of this situation there are many layers of shit-I-don’t-know-shit-about going… Continue reading White people, get off your high horse. Our conflict resolution strategies aren’t better.￼
Content warning: physical and sexual abuse of girls in the context of elite gymnastics Simone Biles, the best gymnast this world has ever seen, delayed her well-earned retirement by five years. Instead of enjoying well-deserved time off, she stuck around and changed the abusive culture of her sport. The impact of her staying is that… Continue reading The GOAT
Hi friend! I just want to welcome you, personally, to anti-racist work. Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. We really need you. If you stick around and join us in this liveslong journey, I promise it will transform you. The lies are really intense. The messed-up-ness of the whiteness inside of us is really intense.… Continue reading Welcome white friend!
So, this seventy-billionth week of March, 2020, my friend Kate, who is an actual food blogger, sent me this delicious recipe from Tasty Seasons! Enjoy! https://tastyseasons.com/sheet-pan-roasted-vegetables-sausages-lemony-basil-pesto
So this recipe is from my dad, John Whitbeck. It’s delicious. Also, it’s 2020, and there’s a plague on, so I made some modifications. First, since I didn’t have canned black beans, I learned how to make delicious dried beans in my instant pot (https://www.wellplated.com/instant-pot-black-beans/). I had everything else except for canned green chiles. They… Continue reading Best Chicken Enchiladas Ever!
From my mama, Trees Whitbeck Will feed 4 people. TIME: if you know you have all the ingredients, this dinner takes 1 hour to make start to finish and you will be busy. 1 hour for 4 people, if you have a skillet that can hold 4 chicken cutlets next to each other. 1h:20min for… Continue reading Chicken Francese with roasted potatoes and spinach
So, this week my friend Leela sent me a recipe that I somehow messed up. What was supposed to be pasta with cheesy cream sauce instead became a single giant lump of cheese surrounded by pasta. I chopped it up with scissors to distribute and it was delicious! But I’ll need to figure out what… Continue reading Butter Chicken
by Michelle Caruso Walker (I've made a few updates, but feel free to go with what feels right <3) History: My nonna, Maria Caruso, taught me this recipe. She learned this process when she was a young girl in southern Italy. (I have made some adjustments to make it my own. Feel free to do the… Continue reading Caruso Sauce
Lieva Whitbeck wrote this guide, based on research done at a voting party in Laurel in Oakland with Amiri Brewer, Margie Cohen, Vivienne Muller, Jennie Pearl, Dylan Quinn, Jonah Reed, Stacy Reed, Chloe Rosen, and Roya Visconti. On our small team of queer progressive Oakland voters, polyamorists, Black folks, kinksters, and trans and gender nonconforming… Continue reading Oakland Voter Guide: March 3, 2020